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Required Certifications for Employment at Westmed

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NREMT Certification

COVID-19 Vaccination 

Complete two live scans, one for DMV and one for State Card (this would save you about $80 and a 3rd live scan if you get your state card through the Santa Clara County EMS)



(You do not need your NREMT certifications to complete the list below)

  •  Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness (US DHS Course AWR-160) Free:

  • Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction (SEMS G606) Online Course: 

    • Directions on how to sign up for SEMS G606​:

      • When on the "Browse Training" page, type G606 in the search box (upper right side of the page, see second image below)

      • In the search results, select the Standardized Emergency Management System Introduction (SEMS G606) online course.

      • Start the course, take some notes, and learn how the State is organized and operates in emergency situations.


Ambulance Driver’s License (a.k.a DL-61)

Medical Examiner’s certification: [there are no pre-requisites for this one. You can obtain this as soon as a Medical Examiner is available. However, you will need this before going to DMV to get your Ambulance Driver's Certificate]

After you obtain the above documentation go to the DMV and take the driving test ($25)


Obtain your state card ($150). If you are planning on working for Westmed, I suggest you submit all of your documents to SCC EMS office.

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Figure 1

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  • In the list of Applications, look for "EMT Certification (Initial). 

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  • Click on "Apply Now" and follow the prompt to complete your application. 

Santa Clara County (SCC) Badge

  • Click on "Applications" on the left-hand menu as shown in Figure 1. Under the applications list look for "EMS System ID Badge (Initial). Click on "Apply Now" to submit your documentation and application. 

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  • Once you apply for the badge, the SCC EMSA will ask for an employer sponsorship. We will release the sponsorship to SCC EMSA once you attend our orientation.

  • You will need to register for orientation/exam to get the badge (there are no pre-requisites for this one either, you can take this exam at any time) for more info click on the following link:

To schedule your exam contact the SCC EMS Agency office at (408) 794-0600​

  • You can download a copy of our study guide for this exam by clicking here

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